The St. Patrick's "Feed the Hungry" Program provides a full casserole lunch at St. Patrick's Center to feed the homeless. There are approximately 150 people from our Parish who participate. Some people make a casserole following a standardized recipe for either a chicken or ground beef casserole. In addition, there are some people who bake cookies, some who provide green salads, and some who contribute money for the purchase of fruit. Coordinators do the organizational duties of delivering the pans for the casseroles, recruiting people as needed, collecting and delivering the baked casseroles to St. Patrick Center, and serving the people.
In addition, at Christmas, we make up bags of personal care items and warm winter apparel, which are used as gifts at their Christmas Party. We fund this project with proceeds from recycling aluminum cans, which we collect every 6 - 8 weeks, on the Church parking lot.